Pathology is the study of disease, or any condition that limits the quality, length or enjoyment of life. As both a pure and applied science, many major advances have been made in medical practice as a result of research carried out by pathologists and scientists. Pathologists diagnose every detected cancer in the world and that they are involved in the diagnosis and monitoring of all acute and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, blood disorders and infections.
Most pathologists work with a range of medical specialists, including general practitioners and laboratory scientists and the work frequently involves the integration of laboratory and clinical medicine. Even less well known is that pathologists are also intimately involved in the management of life threatening conditions.